Comparison between Drupal 7 and Drupal 8
BY jimmy.sebastian
6 years ago

Drupal 8 has brought in a lot of changes. Lots of contributed modules have been added to Drupal core. New standards have been implemented for easy use. Drupal 8 is now in the beta phase. Drupal 8 uses Symfony framework.

New Features of Drupal 8

Views :
Views is a contributed module in previous Drupal versions. File structure has changed in Drupal 8, now views is a core module in Drupal 8.

Inline Editor :
The inline editor helps to edit the content of a page without going to the edit page. If you want to change some content in the body, then click edit and you can edit the content.

Object Oriented Programming :
Drupal 8 comes with Object Oriented Programming concepts for the most part of the system. Symfony framework used in Drupal 8. It has MVC architecture. This makes the code easy to maintain, scale, and reuse.

Mobile friendly:
Drupal 8 is mobile friendly. The default themes ( Bartik, Seven, and Stark) uses responsive design. The purpose of responsive design is to change the layout based on the size and capabilities of the device. The new administration experience provides lightweight features.

CKEditor :
CkEditor is one of the core modules in Drupal 8. CKEditor is a visual html editor used for editing web pages. CKEditor is designed to bring common word processor features directly to the web pages thus simplifying their content creation.

Picture :
Picture Module is one of the new modules that have HTML5. It automatically resizes the image for different screens.

Improved Multilingual functionality is another feature of Drupal 8. With Drupal 8 you can:

  • Multi-Translate anything in the system with built-in user interfaces.
  • Build web pages with Views language filtering and block visibility.
  • Get software translation updates automatically from the Drupal community.

REST stands for Representational State Transfer. Rest is a web service. REST is used to interact with other applications.
These interactions are mainly for creating, reading, updating and deleting resources.

New Field types :

  • Email Field : Email Field automatically validates the e-mail address and generates a 'mailto:' link when displayed.
  • Telephone : Generates a 'tel:' link when displayed. Useful for telephony apps like Skype and other phone systems for making calls.



on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Drupal Technical StumbleThis Sean (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 09:10 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 09:10 In reply to Icon doesn't show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 09:10 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks.

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where and leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but will redirect you to with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Drupal Technical Apache htaccess SEO Anonymous (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 09:10 Hello. I'm trying to make show as, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [L,R=301] When I go to, I get (as expected). However, when I go to (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to Same thing with Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 09:10 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 09:10 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 09:10 This is really nice and helpful.

on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking Drupal Technical Slashdotit Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 09:10 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish webmaster access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 09:10 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 09:10 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks